A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data, using it to manage assets, resources and services efficiently. Smart cities look at all aspects like mobility, public safety, governance and health, improving existing local institutions, digitising access to employment while maintaining the security of their citizens, and Singapore is a nation that is recognised for its efforts in successfully doing this.

Read more: What we can learn from Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative

With 5G deployment fast becoming a reality in many parts of the world, mobile operators are scrambling to get their hands on the latest products and solutions that will catapult their businesses to greater heights. Advancing right alongside this 21st century digital phenomenon is ZTE, who is not only leading the way towards a 100% software-based, end to end mobile network infrastructure solutions, but also smashing through traditional telco methods and welcoming a new generation of continued innovation and market proliferation.

Read more: ZTE: Strong partnerships are at the heart of digital transformation

The severity of COVID-19 has hit an all time high. In addition to the human toll that the virus has accumulated, the significant commercial impact on various global businesses has been unprecedented. As a result of the pandemic and its consequences on industry operations, companies worldwide have been forced to adapt and adopt new ways of handling the crisis in order to maintain business continuity and cater to the changing needs of their customers. 

Read more: Metaswitch’s contingency plans successful in combatting pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing in Europe, China has already won the staged victory with scientific method to fight against COVID-19. According to the latest official data, the infection situation in China has been initially controlled and only a few or even no new cases have been reported over the past several days. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have started to share China's experience of "Anti-COVID-19" at multiple countries' request.

Read more: Following China’s lead in combating COVID-19 pandemic

The ZTE corporation has long been a global pioneer in the telecommunications and information technology industries, so much so it is without question that it would play a pivotal role in the growth and development of fixed network capabilities and solutions. The success of ZTE’s fixed network and multimedia products, which include CPE, OAN, MSAN, IPTV, OTT and integrated CDN/cache, is wholly attributed to its Vice President and General Manager of Fixed Network and Multimedia Products, Mr Fang Hui.

Read more: ZTE: Commercial success is contingent upon industry collaboration

The telecoms industry is on the fast track towards global digital transformation and, by the looks of it, isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. With the arrival of 5G and a list of other emerging technologies into the ecosystem, it is no surprise that data analytics and network security will play a critical role in protecting and optimizing mobile network operations in the future.

Read more: CMO: Mobileum’s action driven solutions will set a new paradigm for the telecom industry

As the world continues to grapple with the deadly consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech and telecoms industries have been dealt a massive blow as telecom operators struggle to seize control over what could only be an inevitable decline in its revenue for 2020.

Read more: Telecoms sector will recover despite COVID-19 impact on revenues

For over two years now, the American authorities - starting from the FCC to the White House and the whole President Trump administrative team – have been keeping Huawei away from the American telco market for security reasons.

Read more: The facts behind 5G conflicts

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The age of 5G is upon us, and with it comes a host of complex applications that promises unbridled communication and seamless connectivity across the globe. As such, mobile operators and the telecommunications industry are being faced with the daunting task of readying themselves for the advent of the first 5G commercial networks. Out of all the novelty applications within the 5G architecture, network slicing will undoubtedly form the framework upon which operators will build their specific consumer use cases such as autonomous driving, smart homes and the Internet of Things (IoT), just to name a few.

Read more: ZTE’s network slicing application is the bedrock of future mobile networks

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